‘Friday the 13th’ Got Smart With ‘Part VI: Jason Lives’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Meta Jason We’re past the halfway point of May and Trace and I have already watched a number of unusual films and had great conversations! Last week we tackled the most contemporary film we’ve ever discussed on the pod with non-binary filmmaker Jane Schoebrun’s We’re All Going To The World’s Fair (2021) and the week […]

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The Dysmorphia of Being Online in ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Baby Catfish April is firmly in the rearview, though Trace and I are still basking in the great conversations we had about Mexican sci-fi film The Untamed, 80s live-action/animation technical marvel Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and our pair of vampire films: Swedish teen coming of age ‘Let The Right One In and Western/Horror hybrid Near Dark. Now […]

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Internalized Homophobia and Tentacle Alien Monsters in ‘The Untamed’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Tentacle Porn (no, really). After traveling all the way to Sweden to look at the evolving friendship between Eli and Oskar in Let the Right One In, we changed up the pace a little bit with an off-kilter pick in Robert Zemeckis’ 1988 masterpiece Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Now we’re making our first journey to Mexico […]

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The Self-Hating Queer Villain at the Center of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Mistress Doom. After hanging with Jesse Hooker’s crew and analyzing the AIDS allegory in Kathryn Bigelow’s vampire western Near Dark, we traveled all the way to Sweden to look at the evolving friendship between Eli and Oskar in Let the Right One In. Now we’re changing up the pace a little bit with an off-kilter pick: […]

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The Bullying at the Center of ‘Let the Right One In’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Kill Your Bullies We’ve been bouncing around the decades ever since we wrapped up our ‘Underseen or Underrated’ theme, with stops in 1960 London for Peeping Tom, 2010’s boobies and blood Piranha 3D and 1987’s Near Dark last week. Our unofficial vampire double bill continues this week with Swedish adaptation Let the Right One In, which brings us back […]

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Glass Ceilings and An(other) AIDS Allegory in ‘Near Dark’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Bet on Bigelow. After reaching the end of the road on our Underseen or Underrated?” theme with the queer, DIY aesthetics of Death Drop Gorgeous, we then returned to our regular programming with an analysis of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom and a Spring Break celebration with Alexandre Aja’s 2010 schlock-fest Piranha 3D. Now we head back […]

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Doused With Bikinis, Boobs and Blood in ‘Piranha 3D’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Spring Break Boobies. After reaching the end of the road on our “underseen or underrated?” theme with the queer, DIY aesthetics of Death Drop Gorgeous and returning to our regular programming with an analysis of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, we’re going to celebrate Spring Break a little late with bikinis and boobs in Alexandre Aja‘s 2010 schlock-fest […]

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The Voyeuristic Pleasures of Proto-Slasher ‘Peeping Tom’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Not Your Grindr’s Voyeurism We spent the better part of 2.5 months exploring an “underseen or underrated?” theme, including Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Kurtis David Harder‘s Spiral before wrapping up with Michael J. Ahern, Brandon Perras and Christopher Dalpe‘s independent film Death Drop Gorgeous last week. Now that we’re free of the 2010s, Trace and I are jumping back to 1960 […]

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The DIY Gay Aesthetics of ‘Death Drop Gorgeous’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Dick in 5 Minutes. We’ve reached the end of the road on our “underseen or underrated?” theme. For the last three months we’ve been discussing films of the 2010s using that barometer and after a month that included Darren Aronofsky‘s mother!, Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, Gaspar Noé’s Climax and Kurtis David Harder‘s Spiral, we’re finally up […]

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Talking Through Internalized Homophobia in ‘Spiral’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Open Your Heart, Baby Joe and I are nearing the end of our “Underseen or Underrated?” theme that we’ve been working through in 2022, and the last few weeks have been a bit intense, to say the least. For 2017, we revisited Darren Aronofsky‘s religious/eco horror thriller mother! before doing it for the lulz in […]

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‘Climax’s Mad Dancing Descent Into Hell [Horror Queers Podcast]

Trace and I are closing in on the end of our “underrated or underseen” theme. After spending February looking at films from 2016 – 2018, including Aussie coming-of-age film Boys in the Trees, Darren Aronofsky’s allegory-heavy mother! and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson’s controversial Assassination Nation, we’re now up to 2019. And we’ve <gulp> decided to […]

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Doing It for the Lulz in ‘Assassination Nation’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Bitch, We’re All Bella Thorne. After a few weeks of back-to-back quiet, moody films for our “underrated or underseen” theme, Joe and I have switched over to films that are some intense assaults on the senses. For 2017, we revisited Darren Aronofsky‘s religious/eco horror thriller mother!, and that trend continues this week with Sam Levinson‘s […]

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The Many Allegories in Aronofsky’s Harrowing ‘mother!’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Aronofsky Autobiography? After a few weeks of back to back quiet, moody films for our “underrated or underseen” theme, including Oz Perkin’s The Blackcoat’s Daughter for 2015 and Nicholas Verso‘s 2016 tearjerker Boys in the Trees, Trace and I are ready to get bombastic! For 2017, we – along with guests Gabe and Kat from Ghouls Next Door […]

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Coming of Age With the ‘Boys in the Trees’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

What’s a Bogan? Joe and I have been on a roll with our “Underrated or Underseen?” theme for the first quarter of the year! As we move through the 2010s, we’ve discussed Rob Zombie’s polarizing 2013 film The Lords of Salem, then we had a few laughs with a discussion of Gerard Johnstone’s 2014 film […]

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Why ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ Has the Best Ending of Any Contemporary Horror Film [Horror Queers Podcast]

A24 Would Never For Horror Queers first quarter, we’re exploring “underrated or underseen” films of the 2010s! After spending our January working through 2011-2014 with Scream 4, American Mary, The Lords of Salem and Housebound, we’re kicking off February with…well, February! At least that’s what Oz Perkins‘ directorial debut was originally known as before it was changed […]

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